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to helping developing countries to take action, through the transfer of funds, and the right kind of technology. but what we are seeing here in doha are many developed countries leaving the kyoto protocol, and joining the united states, who had left some time ago, and the remaining members in the kyoto protocol are putting forward emission reduction figures that are too low -- something like 20% for europe, which they have already achieved. so the system we started with in bali, five years ago, that developed countries would cut emissions by 5% to 20%, a similar effort under the convention. >> the u.s. did not sign onto the kyoto protocol? >> under bush, they agreed they would do similar to would be to recall program -- joke part of all members would do -- tkyoto protocol but never signed on. now each country puts forward whenever it can do, and that will not be challenged. this is not based on science. as a result we have very low emissions coming from developed countries, which means they are showing a bad example to developing countries who would want to do more, but seeing tha
effort. the other thing i think that is striking is the way in which he really kicks into action the whole of the whitehall bureaucracy which has worked quite efficiently under neville chamberlain. he was not a fool. he was a good administrator but churchill has these famous, what would now be like post-it kind of things which says action this dayment and if he wants some minor bureaucrat to get going on an issue, he put, you know, action today on a memo. he's interrogating the whole bureaucracy, kind of like john kennedy used to do. don't just take it from the immediate person below you. find out what's going on. and you can see in some of the diaries of civil servants this sense that suddenly the machine is just gearing up to a completely different level. and 245 sense of a dynamo at work is the other thing that is really important. >> and it is, of course, a conjunction of him realizing that his position is unique. i felt as if i was walking with destiny. but also the conjunction is with a nation and a people who are at a unique point in their history. it's very easy now to ju
larger numbers of people, whether to take military action of some kind that could prevent a mass atrocity. if that is the choice we now face, it is a grave and sobering decision and would put the starkest expression on the failure of the administration's policy towards syria. savage and unfair fight, this raged now for nearly two years. the longer this conflict has gone, the worse it has gotten. all of those who argued for non intervention because of the things that might happen are now happening because we failed to intervene. and the fact is that we have now reached a point where there are weapons of mass destruction that may be used and also, there is a significant question about the security of these weapons should assad fall. we would like to make several points, one is that it's now up to the russians to do everything possible and maximize their influence over assad to make sure that he does not use these weapons. it is time for the united states and our allies to make it clear to assad that this is an unacceptable act. it is time for us to be ready for any eventuality, including th
such activity. they're also expected to discuss plans of action in case the launch happens. the diplomats are likely to request the security council to issue a strong condemnation. >>> police in central japan are trying to find some clues as to why a highway tunnel collapsed. they've searched the headquarters of the company that operates the highway. police suspect officials with central nippon expressway of professional negligence resulting in injury or death. officers also searched a maintenance facility and four other locations. hundreds of concrete panels fell from the tunnel's ceiling on sunday. they crushed three vehicles. nine people were killed. expressway officials say some of the bolts used to attach panels to the ceiling became loose. workers completed the tunnel in 1977. company officials say they have no records to indicate any bolts were ever replaced. they say crews only conducted visual checks. experts studying the collapse say the fact that the concrete ceiling slabs were connected may have been the reason so many of them came crashing down. central nippon expressway repr
earned a reputation for being there whenever there was a suicide attack. he also what is strong action against a pakistani taliban. it did not come as a surprise when the taliban took responsibility for the assassination. >> indian police have used water cannons and tear gas to disperse protesters in new delhi. they are angry at a region of a brutal gang rape -- they are angry at the brutal gang rape. >> the morning started with teargas. they are still around in different areas around government compounds, demanding justice. >> we are not safe. even if we go on the matter we are not say. >> a 23 year-old medical student was attacked and a great on a bus last week. she is in a hospital. they have arrested all six men accused of raping her. as the protests continue, if the government has been under pressure to do more. they breached the prime minister on saturday. five fast track courts have been announced to address the tens of thousands tensrape cases that are still 0 -- tens of thousands of rape cases that are still standing. >> they are protesting the policies. it will not change. so
new rate case that led to suicide has underscored further the need for action -- another new rape case. >> this woman is mourning the loss of her daughter. six weeks after being gang raped in her village in india, the 17-year-old girl succumbed to her despair and took her own life. her suicide note lists the names of the four perpetrators. for weeks, local police would not register the case. instead, they tried to force a settlement between the rapists and the girl's family. >> for almost 14 days, no action was taken in this case. no case was registered. neither was any arrests made. attempts were also made to hush up the case by arriving at a compromise. it went through two further departments before it reached us, and in the process, nothing happened. >> it is a sad reminder of a society that has turned a blind eye to sexual violence for years. it% of the victims are women. another gang rape, this time of a 23-year-old woman in delhi, has triggered a wave of protests and forced the prime minister to hold an inquiry. he is promising laws to protect women and to crack down on sex crime
to perform the twisting action. the device manufacturers observed how hum dough. they spent three years getting the machine to work just right. their machine squeezed into the chinese market last year. it now responds to a growing need for automated food processing. labor costs in china are soaring. breaking into china's market wasn't easy. >> translator: high quality isn't enough. chinese customers especially won't buy buns just because they taste good. they have to look handmade as well. >> reporter: bread makers in china are particular about the pleats on their stuffed products. the shape is formed by hand by twisting an pinching the top of the dough. the manufacturers developed a device that can make several pleats at one. the metallic fingers are designed to mimic hand movements. each panel is gently curved. this allows the machine to gather up the dough to make the characteristic pleats. >> translator: we create machines that can reliably perform the same task as a skilled worker. we're working on more difficult challenges using cutting edge technologies. >> reporter: the machine'
-era tax cuts for all income groups. in a joint statement, they said, "the house will take... action on whatever the senate can pass, but the senate first must act. " president obama returned early from hawaii today, still pushing to extend tax cuts for the middle class, but raise rates on the well-off. aides said he made phone calls last night to speaker boehner and house minority leader nancy pelosi, as well as senator reid and his opposite number, minority leader mitch mcconnell. but today, mcconnell gave no indication of movement. >> last night i told the president we'd be happy to look at whatever he proposes, but the truth is we're coming up against a hard deadline here, and as i said this is a conversation we should have had months ago. and republicans aren't about to write a blank check for anything senate democrats put forward just because we find ourselves at the edge of the cliff. >> reporter: adding to the urgency, treasury secretary timothy geithner warned he'll have to begin taking "extraordinary measures" to postpone a government default. the government is on track to
.8 billion. that is a class action settlement amount they agreed to pay, about 100,000 businesses and individuals hurt by the biggest oil spill in american history. a federal judge formized the settlement yesterday. a lot of gulf coast residents opted out of the class action suit and are pursuing lawsuits on their own. >>> in egypt today, more effects of a brand-new government's growing pains. the vice president is out. he is stepping down there. this man, mahmud mechanicy announced political life does not agree with him, and he'll go back to being a judge. it's the same day the egyptian people are voting for a second straight weekend on proposed changes to the country new islamist backed constitution. egypt's new president gave himself near absolute power. >>> a former u.s. marine who spent four months in a mexican prison is free today. jon hammer was locked up in august on weapons charges. his family says he was physically abused in custody, threatened, chained to a bed and never saw a judge. u.s. lawmakers and diplomats got involved on ma'am hammer's behalf and convinced mexica
to pay up to $7.8 billion, that is the class action settlement amount they agreed to pay to 100,000 businesses and individual has h by the biggest oil spill in history. the settlement was finalized yesterday, a lot of them are opting out and pursuing lawsuits of their own. >>> more affects of a brand new government's growing pans. this man announced that political life does not agree with him and he will go back to being a judge. it's the same day that the people are voting for a change to the new islamist backed constitution. protests broke out last month when the president gave himself near absolute power. >>> a eczema reason is freed today and heading home. he was locked up on weapons charges. he was threatened and chained to a bed and never saw a judge. the u.s. diplomats got involved and convinced mexican authorities to release him. [ bells tolling ] three little girls, had just celebrated her seventh bitter day, a photo of the happy child wear ago green hat with glasses on the end of her nose has been published widely. services were held for 6-year-old a anna marquez green
actions are due around 12:40 cst. hsbc was hit with a $1.9 billion fine. the ceo said we accept responsibility for our mistakes and are profoundly sorry for them. >> a full year loft loss of 4.7 billion euros, thinksen krup has more details. >> they are starting to look at the positive of what i would call a -- strategy, i.e., a clean sweep when it comes to the business strategy of thyssenkrupp as well as the instruct occur and the refocusing on being transparent and definitely being something shareholders should trust. so no dividends, jobs may go and the sale of celiamerica being looked at. the cfo says there's a handful of interested parties in that particular party of the business. all in all, i think if you look at the message and the resale note issued by j.p. morgan earlier on this morning, on the back of the numbers, it's a very positive story because all the rubbish that needs to be cleaned out is being cleaned out. when it comes to the actual strategy, it will be reduced process on sale after the sale of about 30% will come from that sector. the rest is being refocused
. given the extensive series of emergency action committee reports and diplomatic security spot reports, that indicated that the security situation in eastern libya was coming from that to worse why was the state department unprepared for an assault. especially on the anniversary of the worst terrorist attack in the united states history. the report provides the beginning of an answer when it states that there was a pervasive realization among the personnel and the special mission was sent a high priority when it came to the security related requests. the security was not a priority just what was the priority of this department in libya and in benghazi in particular? but we should be careful not to focus our attention entirely on the tragic failure in benghazi and regard it as an isolated incident. one cannot look at the evidence and conclude anything other than what was a systematic failure for brard and more worrisome implications we cannot expect the same bureaucracy at the state whose management failures are now manifest to objectively review the departments organization procedure a
are deeply disappointed that israel insists on continuing its pattern of action. these repeated announcements and plans of new construction have run counter to the cause of peace. israel's leaders continually say they support the path towards a two-state solution, yet these actions only put that goal further at risk. >> photo sharing serve instagram has tried to reassure users that it will not sell their photos. mobile phone photographers have incorrectly interpreted a change in its policy. they began life as an iphone app. facebook bought the site for $1 billion in april. we have a technology expert with the competitive enterprise institute. >> i think they are going to make money by selling these pictures. whether it will be in the form of something like a photo or simply using one person's pictures to advertise their friends -- to their friends. personalization is increased when you are trying to figure out what products you want to buy. this is a road that facebook will go down. it has to make money off it somehow. instagram might not use the photographs to the fullest extent of what the
, the parents give the kids a lot of gold jewelry." > > is that when you see the most action? "absolutely." on this day, the action came from a family shopping for their future daughter-in-law. "they bought a mongol sutra with earings, a necklace with earrings and another chain. turns out to be about 216,000 indian rupees." at today's exchange rate, that buy translates to more than $4,000 in gold. and while not every indian can afford that kind of outlay, all families will need to buy some gold when their children get married. "if from the lady's side they don't come up with the gold, there's going to be a problem. so they have to buy a lot of gold. they don't have a choice." > > everyone? "everyone. believe me everyone." more than just a gift, gold is valued as a safe investment, and for its liquidity. "you have gold, you can sell it into the marketplace and grab the money. it's so easy." the new shipping complex behind me in the southern city of kochin represents the booming economy. and with growth projections here as high as 7% for the year, the expanding indian market for goal could
actions on the ground. but the opposition believes the government has been weakened and is looking for a deal to stay in power. un and arab league special envoy lakhdar brahimi is in damascus to find a settlement to this work, but it is not clear whether he has a proposal. diplomatic sources have told al jazeera is trying to strike a deal to ensure an orderly transfer of power. but sources are not expecting a breakthrough, even though according to them the position of the american and russian governments are closer than ever. scenes like these will continue of the two sides are not willing to compromise. al jazeera. >> more than half a million syrians are registering or pending registration as refugees in neighboring countries. the latest figures from the u.n. refugee agency show that more 164.5 -- 164,000 are awaiting registration in lebanon. more than 142,000 syrians are registered in turkey. many are camped near the border with turkey. >> what can we do? we are called. everybody is one gray. what can we do? the water flows through my sense. -- everybody is hungry. the refugee ce
of the president that occupying the capital, get rid of this. >> defiant words. and if i and actions on the ground. but the opposition believes the government has been weakened and is looking for a deal to stay in power. >> more than 40,000 people dead now. people on the ground must be wondering, looking around, wondering where a realistic solution is coming from. but well, yes, it seems both sides are pursuing the military option for the time being. but the government -- if you talk to the opposition, what did they say? they believe the syrian government is now on the defensive. they are trying to defend itself, trying to find some sort of appeal to stay in power. you hear this time and time again -- they have so much confidence. we have been to syria so many times and they believe even with light weapons, we have seen territorial gains on the ground. they have been able to take territory. but you cannot call it liberated territory simply because everywhere remains a target. syrian fighter jet, artillery. at the end of the day, there are civilians, civilians caught in the crossfire. and anger is
to get her to drop the case and marry one of the attackers. >> for almost 14 days, no action was taken. no case was registered and no arrest was made. attemots also made to hush up the case by arriving at a compromise but nothing happened. >> with cases such as in this that made people so angry at india where a rape was reported every 20 minutes. protest for almost two weeks after a 22-year old medical student was gang raped in delhi and she is fighting for her life in singapore. people want an end to the violent attacks and they say the police and the government need to do more. on friday the indian prime minister tried to assure people he is hearing their calls. >> as far as the punishment is concerned, we have appointed a committee -- the chief justice of india, to suggest ways and means of modifications in the crimes against women. >> back and plunged out, the officer in charge of the police station has been fired been backedin punjab. and two men and a woman have been arrested. little consolation for the relatives. the kind of action people in india want to see. >> staying in the
>> the hour for immediate action is here. it is now. >> a last-minute deal to avoid the fiscal cliff is still possible, says president obama. you are watching al jazeera, live from doha. an indian student who was gang raped the eyes of her injuries in singapore hospital. -- dies of her injuries in singapore hospital. dozens take to the streets to protest the iraqi government. >> in vietnam, we talk to fishermen about the increasing dangers of working in disputed waters. >> u.s. president barack obama says he still hopes congress can reach agreement to avoid the so- called fiscal cliff. obama met congressional leaders at the white house on friday to discuss a deal. he said the talks were constructive, but did issue a warning on behalf of the american people, demanding congress take action. >> america wonders why it is that in this town, for some reason, you cannot get stuff done in an organized time table, where everything has to wait till the last minute. we are now of the last minute. in the american people are not going to have any patients for a politically self-inflicted wo
that syrians themselves must approve the future. this very much depends on their actions, but the actions must not change the dialogue that must take place among the syrians themselves from the beginning. >>> campaigners are warning of a humanitarian crisis in a syrian city seized by soldiers. according to the opposition syrian, communication systems are down and cannot get casualty numbers. the military is applying pressure from the air, fighter jets attacking a town in the helmand province. opposition activists say that areas close to military airport in the north are also being heavily shelled. this shows the body of a man and boy who were apparently killed in an attack in a nearby town. government forces are targeting the airport because the rebels have managed to surround it. fodder say they are running low on ammunition, but they're still attempting -- rebels say they are running low on ammunition but they're still attempting to approach the air base. >>> rebels from the central african republic are agreeing to peace talks. meantime, battles are continuing between the rebels were trying
the high-stakes weekend scramble friday night, imploring congressional leaders to take action immediately. >> the american people are not going to have any patience for a politically self-inflicted wound to our economy. >> reporter: with that harry reid and mitch mcconnell launched a last-ditch effort to craft a bipartisan plan to that would at the very least, protect most people from a big tax hike going into effect on new year's day. the senators and their staffs negotiated all day saturday. saturday night republican leader mcconnell made his offer. by this morning, a clear sense of optimism and warnings that failure would be unthinkable. >> there are certainly no breakthroughs yet, but there's a real possibility of a deal. >> if we are not able to reach an agreement, it will be dire. >> reporter: but the morning's optimism turned into the afternoon's pessimism. the senate opened for business at 1:00 p.m. with the ominous prayer from the chaplain. >> look with favor on our nation and save us from self-inflicted wounds. >> reporter: soon democratic leader reed acknowledged he had not bee
. politicians caught off guard by the public fury are now promising action. >> as a woman and mother, i understand how you feel. i appeal to you to remain calm and help strengthen our collective resolve to fight the menace of violence against women. >> reporter: there's widespread public pressure to scale up that fight. all eyes are now on the official investigation into the bus attack, and the indian government clearly feeling the heat has announced that all six alleged rapists would be tried for murder. elizabeth palmer, cbs news, london. >> now to syria's civil war. today rebels fighting government forces attacked airports in the northern city of alep po. for the first time syria's national airlines canceled a flight there. in egypt, president morsy made his strongest statement to date in support of the rebels. stating that the assad regime has no place in syria's future. and in moscow, u. n. envoy bramimi warn of total chaos in the mideast if peace can't be negotiated. but russia's foreign minister said his government still backs the regime. a russian passenger jet crashed today whi
should not have to wait and see is some sort of action so if we don't see an agreement between the two leaders in the senate, i expect a bill to go on the floor. and i've asked senator reid to do this, put a bill on the floor that makes sure that taxes on middle-class families don't go up. that unemployment insurance is still available for 2 million people, and that lays the groundwork then for additional deficit reduction and economic growth steps that we can take in the new year. >> all of this still developing. and we will have more on all of it with mark shields and david brooks later in the program. >> also ahead >> warner: also ahead, between now and then; protesting a gang rape in india; mass producing high quality education and remembering general norman schwarzkopf. but first, the other news of the day. here's kwame holman. >> holman: the u.s. economy has dodged a potentially crippling strike at ports up and down the east coast and gulf coast at least, for now. the longshoremen's union agreed today to extend its existing contract by another month. that word came after the unio
we take action we could take a fiscal or economic crisis that forces the cuts to the military priorities, steep and arbitrary cuts that are more coherent or prioritized. the question is can we and how do we achieve savings that can improve our fiscal outlook while meeting our national security needs. to quote at arnall mullen again, he said the pentagon budget was basically doubled in the last decade and in doubling the ability to prioritize to make the decisions to deutsch analyses to make trades. we also need a review of the defense strategy that makes sure that we are preparing for the threats and risks of the 21st century, not those of the past. the efforts on the longest lines to help advance the best ideas for improving our defense strategy. earlier this year, we've funded the project by the simpson center that brought together 15 defense experts to examine our strategic defense priorities in some detail and how they should be reformed. today we announce a new coalition for the fiscal and national security. the coalition chaired by admiral mullen includes national's seni
lugar -- but because of dick lugar's vision, careful negotiations and decisive action, indianapolis became a model for other cities are across the nation. when the law took effect in 1970, indianapolis' population rose from 476,000 to 793,000. moving from the 26th-largest city to one of the nation's dozen largest cities literally overnight. when i think of the numerous, positive changes in indianapolis over the past 40 years, i see the fulfillment of the vision of then-mayor dick lugar. now, the midwest has a way of producing men and women of sense and decency. not all of us fall in that category. sometimes that sense is questioned. but we do have individuals who have the ability to see to the heart of a matter and to resolve and find a way to resolve a problem. such skill is extremely valuable in the united states senate, a body that by its very designing -- design is posed to foster compromise between legislators on issues before the nation. and so it was a natural progression that following his success as mayor, dick lugar's next job would be serving hoosiers as a united states s
to apply for the deferred action program announced by the administration, but that program would simply give her a reprieve without the security and certainty that she needs to advance and continue her schooling. that is the path to citizenship that our dreamers need and deserve. so that they can go to school, serve in our military, give back to this country, earn their citizenship through deeds. not just words, but deeds that make us all proud and contribute to the quality of life in our nation. that's what they want to do, is to earn citizenship that so many of us take for granted and that so many people in this country have as a birthright without the effort that she will devote to becoming a united states citizen. we have great citizens born here, who value and prize their citizenship. but solange is one who deserves a path and the ability to earn it through her deeds and her accomplishments in school and afterward. on this human rights day, i thank this body for giving me the honor. it is an extraordinary honor to say how much human rights mean in this country. we are the paragon o
they said the one apartment was full will you unguled into flames and then they jumped into action to save those inside. >> after the civilians broke the window, they were able to lift her up in heavy smoke condition. the women were transported to the medical center. they are expected to be okay. a firefighter was treated for minor smoke inhalation. in all, forints were damaged. they think the fire started in the kitchen. >>> two are dead after a shooting in oakland. the first happened yesterday afternoon near palo alto avenue. that victim is in stable didn't. then two men were shot at 32nd and chestnut streets. one was dead at the scene and the other is in critical condition. no arrests were made >>> on to the continuing coverage for connecticut, this is a week after a gunman killed 26 people. united way said the official fund for donations has more than $2.8 million. a board of community leaders is being assembled. they will decide how the money will be used. instead of sending donations in, they are encouraging to donate in member are you of others for the funerals. >> they are coming t
and a deteriorating memory. the nfl faces a class-action lawsuit filed last july by thousands of former nfl players and their families citing lack of disclosure about potential dangers. for more we're joined by a neurologist and codirector of the center for the study of traumatic c.t.e. at boston university and mark fainaru-wada, investigative reporter with espn who is working on a documentary about this subject for front line. let me start with you. what do you see is the key finding from this study that perhaps we didn't know before? >> well, this study, this disease chronic traw ma'am i cannen self-op thee has been around since the 1920s. there has only been a smattering of reports. in this paper we more than doubled the world's experience with this disorder and take it from the very beginning where it first affects the nervous system, where it affects the nervous system and then we see it expand progressively in older and older individuals until it really is a destructive disease that affects most of the brain. >> brown: just to be clear here, the focus is less on the, i guess, the major hits o
in what we have done at these summits is action. if you look at over the past nine years, we have the evidence to prove that. out of our first summit came the call to have a community based collaboration that helped use and families work together on a community-based level. we have developed the programs for growth in our communities. out of the second summit came a call for better coordination of services and from that sprung the re-entry council. the official policy body. what we're looking to achieve this year is to make strides going forward particularly in the area of violence reduction and gangs. we have heard about the strategies today. we have seen the promise of law enforcement being able to work together with community-based organizations dedicated to violence reduction. this is possible but only of you all get involved. so for those of you that are here and watching at home, get involved and pick up the phone. you can go to our website to keep up with developments, sfpublicdefenderorg. we are creating initiatives around gangs and violence reduction. and applying brain s
with additional questions but also actions that are appropriate in ways that we might work together a collaborative flee to support the u.s. efforts and what is a very challenging and dynamic security humanitarian and diplomatic context. thank you very much for your testimony. we will take a brief break while the second panel comes. >> we would like to now turn to the second panel one today's hearing about mali and the path forward. our second panel will include mr. niikwao akuetteh and joining us live this is our first attempt at live testimony by google [inaudible] i suspect nobody has testified by this, the thing i didn't know existed. so my thanks to the technical assistance and the policy support of several very capable folks who made this happen. dr. fomunyoh you may begin and we appreciate your testimony today >> thank you, chairman to an and ranking member isaacson pivot on behalf of the national democratic institute, have the opportunity to discuss the political developments in mali. today crisis is two-thirds of the country which is humanitarian and has admitted for under
information about a satellite's frequency or orbit. the international community should take serious action against north korea if it goes ahead with the law firm. north korea domestic media have not reported the plan to launch a rocket. >>> hillary clinton wants to persuade leaders to take a different path. she's appealing to china for help. ate departnt spokespson said clinton spoke by phone with foreign minister. >> the question was what influence china could bring to bear on the dprk to see reason and focus on the develop of their country and feeding of their people rather than on ballistic launches. >> deputy secretary of state william burns is scheduled to meet tuesday in washington. >>> a search for active earthquake faults near japan's nuclear power plant may lead to the scrapping of one of them. implications run deep. >> reporter: 17 commercial nuclear plants and one major test reactor have been built in japan. the nuclear regulation authority was formed after last year's disaster to monitor their safety. experts at the authority are trying to determine if any of the reactors lie a
wrongdoing in the of the action of the witness. they say under these circumstances, the -- there can be no fair hearing. further delays will only prolong the healing process. she says she wants politics out of the trial and hopes for a search for justice will unite all and can no longer a drag on. >> preparations are underway in fiji as cyclone evan continues barreling toward the islands. it has already caused four people to go missing in american samoa. >> houses are flattened and most of the islands are without power. people like this woman sift through what is left of their homes. >> we are going to survive with my daughter and my son. >> a tsunami devastated samoa three years ago. this time, the damage is worse. the storm has forced thousands into evacuation locations. >> it has not really hit us yet. we are glad we are able to help. >> the default are turning to god, praying for a swift recovery and for those missing. -- the devout are turning to god, praying for a swift recovery and for those who are missing. while it looks like business as usual, the fourth pass street winds o
, as well. >> as for action in the overseas markets, the u.k. is closed today for boxing day as are some of the former brish colonies. in europe the dax down about there about 35 points, around half a percent. and overnight in japan, the nikkei, the yen falling to a 20-month low. you have the nikkei up 1.5%. the nikkei -- yen versus the dollar as shinzo abe returns to office as japan's new prime minister, promising monetary and fiscal reforms. we have the shanghai composite there up about a quarter percent. >>> all right. in today's top stories, the u.s. is five days away from going over the fiscal cliff. president obama is cutting his holiday vacation short, returning to washington tomorrow to continue talks to try to avoid that automatic tax hike and spending cut combination. that's the same day that congress returns to town. before the president left town on friday, he suggested a stopgap measure to freeze tax rates for people making less than $250,000 a year and extend unemployment benefits. reports say white house staffers have been quietly working with senate democrats to come up w
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this response to call for more legislative action on gun control. >> they want to focus on the debate on new laws and new prohibitions and i'm saying that is the wrong debate. that is their solution. i believe a better solution is school safety initiatives. one of those options being an armed presence that we have in one-third of the schools. >> seems pretty likely they are going to oppose any legislative agenda, that looks like stricter gun laws. what are the chances of congress actually passing anything new in gun legislation? >> my guess is they will eventually pass something but anyone looking for quick action doesn't understand the dynamics of the gun debate remain basically the same. i do think there has been movement toward more gun restriction. gallup did a poll recently and asked how effective they thought certain approaches would be. over 50%, 53% said increasing security at schools and at the bottom of the list, under 50%, more restrictive gun control t is not, at this moment, a certainty that gun control will pass. it might pass as part of a who will lick thing. again, they are p
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